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Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by KEVIND: 7:02am On Feb 19, 2021
Texas mayor resigns after telling residents desperate for power and heat "only the strong will survive"

A Texas mayor resigned after seemingly telling residents to fend for themselves in a Facebook post amid a deadly and record-breaking winter storm that left much of the state without power Tuesday.

As then-mayor of Colorado City, Tim Boyd wrote an insensitive message for people desperate for heat, water and power, saying "only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish.]"

"No one owes you [or] your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this!" he said. "Sink or swim it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout."

Boyd told people without water to "think outside the box to survive" and called people waiting in the cold because they have no power "lazy" – even as authorities were telling people to stay home to avoid icy roads.

"Bottom line quit crying and looking for a handout!!" he said, before finishing off his message in capital letters,"DONT [be] PART OF PROBLEM, BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!!"

The post was deleted, but circulated widely on social media. Boyd received intense backlash for his remarks and later announced he quit his office in another Facebook message.
"I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves," Boyd wrote. "I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout. I apologize for the wording and some of the phrases that were used!"

Boyd said his wife was "fired" after his comments and that he wasn't speaking as an official of Colorado City or the county where it sits, Mitchell County. He added that he had not signed up to run again for mayor earlier this month.

The official Colorado City website listed Boyd as mayor as of Wednesday morning. CBS News reached out for more information, but did not immediately hear back.

At least 17 people are dead and almost 3 million homes and businesses are still without power in Texas on Wednesday morning after this week's major winter storm. Some of the coldest temperatures in decades hit the Lone Star State, resulting in water restrictions because of burst pipes and a lack of electricity at treatment plants. While water and power are being restored, the weather prompted many residents to step up for each other.

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/tim-boyd-texas-mayor-colorado-city-resigns-power-outages/?__twitter_impression=true#app

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Ratedgang: 7:03am On Feb 19, 2021
Where system works.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Monogamy: 7:03am On Feb 19, 2021
See where system works.

Same can be said about my country

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by spinna: 7:07am On Feb 19, 2021
like our M O D that said people are lazy and should face BH .. we are waiting for his own resignation

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Idamond(m): 7:09am On Feb 19, 2021
Just common power failure you resign tongue
In Nigeria after killing hundred of thousands they still come out to blame the dead

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by yanabasee1(m): 7:09am On Feb 19, 2021
In this side of the world.......It's a do or die situation.....



The people in charge will come back from the blackout to be given a presidential award for restoring the power.... Then some useless magazines will capture them and behind to write their unsellable profiles....



You see this Nigeria like this....The country no get head....

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by GOFRONT(m): 7:10am On Feb 19, 2021
If it is Nigeria, He would even get an Ambassadorial job thereafter.....

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by RuddyFusion(m): 7:11am On Feb 19, 2021
Here they won't they willl blame it on PDP, lazy youths and even our ancestors

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by espn(m): 7:15am On Feb 19, 2021
No be here...

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Akakanfirstclass(m): 7:16am On Feb 19, 2021
mehhnnn......
some people have conscience..
Nigerians don't..

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by yesloaded: 7:18am On Feb 19, 2021
Nigeria politician no get conscience at all

I remembered the time this present administration blamed God for their incompetence

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Racoon(m): 7:21am On Feb 19, 2021
Sane country where leaders hold themselves to accountability and responsibility.No here where an office holder will latch on despite glaring failure.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by elmessiahs(m): 7:30am On Feb 19, 2021
let those who want to say that there is power outage in USA also read this

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by beehivedata(m): 7:32am On Feb 19, 2021
That means nobody go remain for the Nigerian government if they are to resign for their failures grin grin

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Resurrection212: 7:34am On Feb 19, 2021
If we igbo get our biafra sanity will return to our country.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by theFilmtric: 7:43am On Feb 19, 2021
"only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish.]"
"No one owes you [or] your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this!" he said. "Sink or swim it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout."
the truth
Life itself is “survival of the fittest”
The guy isn't to blame for the blackout nau so why disturb him
He doesn't always need to be politically correct!

Boyd told people without water to "think outside the box to survive" and called people waiting in the cold because they have no power "lazy" – even as authorities were telling people to stay home to avoid icy roads.
Simple
Dem no get warm clothing??
That's why I love Nigeria - it teaches you self reliance!
Nigerians there go just wear all their cloths and drink
"Bottom line quit crying and looking for a handout!!" he said, before finishing off his message in capital letters,"DONT [be] PART OF PROBLEM, BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!!"
I'm quite sure they've been nagging
And the guy is frustrated
na me cause the blackout? Abeg swerve!cheesy angry
The official Colorado City website listed Boyd as mayor as of Wednesday morning.
Hmmm
I can see the thing causing problems


theFilmtricsay

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by theFilmtric: 7:44am On Feb 19, 2021
Resurrection212:
If we igbo get our biafra sanity will return to our country.
what kind of thinking is this?
1. this is not a Nigerian/Biafran thread
2. Do you mean Igbos are the problems of Nigeria?
3. What do you mean by “our” Nigeria or Biafra?
It seems you're really confused
Lalasticlala


theFilmtricsay

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Liposure: 7:45am On Feb 19, 2021
Not in nigeria. Somebody like garba shehu would rather stand his ground than resign.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Grammaton: 8:21am On Feb 19, 2021
Only in a sane country and with some
one who understands the role of leadership. You fail you go out!

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Sensitivity: 8:21am On Feb 19, 2021
Oga Lai, we're waiting for your resignation letter. Cos you've spitted trash with that your filthy mouth numberless times.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Incognito403: 8:21am On Feb 19, 2021
He really needs to resign.

Looking at the comments above, it's obvious that 90% of NLers don't read articles, they only read the title and comment crap.

The man resigned because of his foul speech not because of the power failure. He's human and it's absolutely normal to err. But when you err you should have good words to apologize and calm the people. But, no, he went vulgar like MNK and Donald Trump. That's why he resigned.

Even Nigerian politicians don't utter this kind of thrash at their followers. The person who tried something similar to that ended up losing his gubernatorial and senatorial elections.

Little wonder journalists deliberately choose sensational but misleading headlines then hide the fact deep in the article. They know 90% of people won't read beyond the title and first paragraph.

Yet, it's this 90% that will be commenting and forming expertise on NL and Twitter.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by IamFINESSE: 8:21am On Feb 19, 2021
Buhari will not emulate this honorable man sad

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Ekpekus(m): 8:21am On Feb 19, 2021
angry
He resigned primarily because of the backlash he got from those that voted him into office. His comment reeks insensitivity and lack of empathy.
His wife also got sacked from her job..

If this could be replicated in Nigeria, it would be a better place.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by pickatyouu: 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
Seriously.


I swear we just dey suffer, dey laugh for Nigeria.
I spit on the nigeria flag


Check my signature if you have a car and interested in installing a tracking device. It might interest you

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Safettyfess(f): 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
Just imagine I mean just negodu and our failure president has been there witnessing deaths upon deaths

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by ntyce(m): 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
Ok
Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Kingluqman(m): 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
Sane country
Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by Bossontop(m): 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
Buhari and other nigerian polithiefcians go dey call this man mumu for dia mind oo

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by gambia(m): 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
Buhari should do the needful too.

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Re: Tim Boyd: Texas Mayor Resigns Over Power Failure And Facebook Post (Photo) by moscobabs(m): 8:22am On Feb 19, 2021
shocked

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